1965–66 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season

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The 1965–66 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season began in November 1965 and concluded with the 1966 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 19, 1966, at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the 19th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 71st year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Minnesota–Duluth joined the WCHA beginning with this season. Pennsylvania promoted their club program to varsity status and began playing as an independent.

Regular season[edit]

Season tournaments[edit]

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
New Brunswick Invitational November 26–27 4
Boston Christmas Holiday Festival December 17–18 6
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival December 19–22 6 Cornell
Great Lakes Invitational December 21–22 4 Toronto
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 27–29 4 Boston University
Yankee Conference Tournament December 28–29 4 New Hampshire
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Western Ontario
Brown Holiday Tournament December 29–30 4 Brown
St. Paul College Hockey Tournament December 29–30 4 Minnesota
Nichols School Invitational December 31–January 1 4 Yale
Beanpot February 7, 14 4 Boston University

Standings[1][2][edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 8 5 3 0 10 34 29 27 16 11 0 117 94
Michigan State 8 4 4 0 8 34 32 29 16 13 0 123 111
Michigan 8 3 5 0 6 25 32 28 14 14 0 125 109
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson†* 12 11 1 0 .917 67 28 27 24 3 0 150 70
Boston University 19 17 2 0 .895 105 75 35 27 8 0 178 92
Cornell 18 16 2 0 .889 92 33 27 22 5 0 151 54
Brown 18 12 6 0 .667 86 60 25 16 9 0 114 85
St. Lawrence 15 8 6 1 .567 75 54 24 15 8 1 130 95
Boston College 22 12 10 0 .545 105 80 28 16 12 0 135 101
Colgate 16 8 7 1 .531 79 67 26 14 11 1 137 98
Northeastern 18 9 8 1 .528 80 71 29 16 12 1 140 120
Harvard 19 8 11 0 .421 77 81 23 10 12 1 104 99
Yale 21 8 12 1 .405 82 103 23 10 12 1 86 105
Army 10 3 6 1 .350 34 69 25 17 7 1 132 85
Princeton 19 6 12 1 .342 76 101 20 7 12 1 76 101
Dartmouth 18 2 14 2 .167 55 111 24 5 17 2 80 127
Providence 14 2 12 0 .143 42 77 21 7 14 0 77 93
Rensselaer 13 0 13 0 .000 18 112 22 3 19 0 42 161
Championship: Clarkson
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson 4 4 0 0 8 32 9 27 24 3 0 150 70
St. Lawrence 4 2 2 0 4 22 9 24 15 8 1 130 95
Rensselaer 4 0 4 0 0 4 40 22 3 19 0 42 161
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 - - - 16 9 7 0 75 65
Pennsylvania 0 0 0 0 - - - 24 16 8 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 - - - 21 12 9 0 105 66
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech 20 15 4 1 .775 77 48 30 23 6 1 141 82
North Dakota 22 13 9 0 .591 97 85 30 17 12 1 135 115
Minnesota 22 13 9 0 .591 92 76 27 16 11 0 117 94
Denver* 20 10 7 3 .575 81 61 32 18 11 3 137 100
Michigan 18 9 9 0 .500 74 72 28 14 14 0 125 109
Michigan State* 20 9 11 0 .450 88 85 29 16 13 0 123 111
Colorado College 18 4 12 2 .278 51 93 29 9 18 2 98 147
Minnesota-Duluth 20 3 15 2 .200 60 100 28 7 19 2 96 137
Championship: Michigan State, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1966 NCAA Tournament[3][edit]

  Semifinals
March 17–18
National Championship
March 19
                     
W1 Denver 3  
E2 Clarkson 4  
  E2 Clarkson 1  
  W2 Michigan State 6  
E1 Boston University 1
W2 Michigan State 2     Third Place Game
  W1 Denver 4
  E1 Boston University 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[4][edit]

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the season.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Doug Ferguson Junior Cornell 27 37 34 71 76
Fred Bassi Junior Boston University 35 35 29 64 33
Michael Doran Junior Cornell 27 23 39 62 48
Doug Volmar Sophomore Michigan State 29 26 28 54 57
Terry Casey Senior North Dakota 30 26 28 54 2
Bruce Fennie Senior Boston University 32 23 30 53 21
David Ferguson Junior Cornell 27 23 29 52 41
Mel Wakabayashi Junior Michigan 28 19 33 52 2
Dennis Macks Sophomore Brown 25 24 26 50 -
Raymond Clegg Junior Wisconsin 22 27 22 49 9
Robert Empie Sophomore Clarkson 25 27 22 49 16
Jim Quinn Junior Boston University 35 24 25 49 21

Leading goaltenders[4][edit]

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Errol McKibbon Senior Cornell 16 - - - - - - .928 1.94
David Quarrie Junior Cornell 11 - - - - - - .912 1.99
Wayne Ryan Junior Boston University 13 640 - - - 24 0 .903 2.25
Terry Yurkiewicz Senior Clarkson 24 1366 24 - 0 56 0 .906 2.46
Rick Best Junior Michigan Tech 13 - - - - - - .901 2.62
Tony Esposito Junior Michigan Tech 19 - - - - - - .909 2.69
David Ferguson Senior Brown 25 1500 16 9 0 77 0 .898 3.08
Buddy Blom Senior Denver 32 1918 18 11 3 99 0 .898 3.09
Gaye Cooley Sophomore Michigan State 18 1080 - - - 56 0 .903 3.10
Gary Johnson Junior Wisconsin 21 - - - - - 0 .905 3.14

Awards[edit]

NCAA[edit]

ECAC[edit]

WCHA[edit]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008–09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "2008–09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "1965–66 NCAA Division I Statistics". Elite Prospects. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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